Iran condemns Israel's anniversary
Iran's Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel has condemned celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the Zionist regime's foundation, reported PressTv.
"The 60th anniversary of Palestine's occupation by the usurper regime of al-Quds is in fact the day of mourning for human values, peace, human rights and freedom. The Zionist regime has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear warheads and is a threat to regional peace," Haddad-Adel said while addressing the open session of the Iranian parliament Tuesday.
He added that Zionists are holding celebrations under conditions wherein the Palestinian people in Gaza are suffering from lack of the most basic necessities.
The Zionist regime's intention was to organize a new plot against Hezbollah to regain its lost prestige after being disgracefully defeated in the 33-day war on Lebanon in 2006 but, thanks to the wisdom of the Lebanese people and the Islamic resistance, its conspiracy was foiled, the speaker said, adding the regime was forced to retreat in political and military terms.
He said that the Zionists, who claim to be defending freedom and human rights, persist in making allegations against Iran on human rights violations, noting, "This is while the Jews live in complete security in the Islamic Republic."
"We assure the West that as long as the Zionist regime continues the occupation of Palestine, peace and security will not be established in the region," Haddad-Adel said in conclusion.